QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2084 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8796 times:
Will you have some accommodation lined up? You need to shop around and it depends on where you want to do your training. Different cities will definitely be different price wise. All of Australia's major cities have a secondary airport that GA flying is done at or you could go outside of the cities to somewhere less populated. Then you have more time to fly less time waiting for other planes.
You can get cheap flying schools but those are usually pretty dodgy, it would be better to go for quality. Then you will have a better learning experience and you will be a much better pilot for it.
Flyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8774 times:
City population and flight time dont necessarily go together.
I'm no expert on Perth but i think the main airport for GA airport for the area would be Jandakot (YPJT). A Perth based member here, will be able to provide you with more information.
For the Sydney basin, Bankstown Airport (YSBK) is the primary GA field. Further afield and to the west of Bankstown is Hoxton Park.If you dont mind being a bit out of the Sydney area, then Camden and Wollongong should be considered as well.
As mentioned by QFA380, it is better if you go for quality.
Ceph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8773 times:
Wow, I think there is lots of homework for me to do. And yes I too prefer quality.
Would appreciate if anyone can give me some references.
Thanks QFA380 and Flyboysp for your advices.
And also, could anyone tell me what is the average cost of accommodation?
I don't think Flyboy has a specific flying school to recommend, he's just telling you that Perth may be cheaper. Personally I'd guess Adelaide would be the cheapest but I'm not too sure. You will have to find a flying school yourself, if you can, purchase some aviation magazines or have a look at www.casa.gov.au for flying schools.
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 8725 times:
When I was backpacking, I met a chap in Newcastle NSW doing exactly that - staying in the YHA for a couple of months to get a PPL. Therefore I guess that's a good place to go, price-wise, and just a couple of hours north of Sydney to get to the big city as well!